Where the GOP presidential contenders stand on climate [UPDATED]
John Thune [UPDATED: NOT RUNNING]
Senator from South Dakota
[UPDATE: Thune announced on Feb. 22, 2011 that he will not be running for president.]
Thune questions climate science and bashes cap-and-trade.
On climate science: When asked his views on the science, harm the agriculture sector and “destroy jobs, raise energy prices, disadvantage whole regions of the country such as the Midwest, do very little for the reducing greenhouse gases globally …, and greatly expand the regulatory reach of the federal bureaucracy.”
He also sent a letter to EPA chief Lisa Jackson objecting to EPA’s plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.